Today someone offered me a Randal T2 Hybrid head. I assume this hybrid because it's part solid state or something? Or programmable, etc?
I can't seem to find a lot on this thing. And every video I've seen of what appears to be a T2 sounds like a wall of noise... that could be because of the way it's being played, etc., though.
Anyone have any experience with these?
It's a hybrid amp. The preamp has 3 channels; A ss clean, ss distortion, and tube distortion. The tube distortion uses 3 preamp tubes, I believe. The power amp (400w mosfet) has a tube in it to give it a bit more of a tubey sag to it.
It's a pretty dark-sounding amp. HUGE empasis in the low end and midrange, and not a lot of treble. A very smooth, dry, and tight amp. The SS channel surprisingly doesn't have a lot of gain. Probably as much as a JCM900, but it's very tight and aggressive. The tube channel has stupid amounts of gain, especially with the tight switch disengaged. It's more of a smoother-sounding gain that's more reminiscent of a VHT or Fryette.
And it has MIDI, so you can control the channels, FX loop, and 5-band EQ via MIDI.
I personally wouldn't go over $500USD for one.